Likes and Dislikes

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Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE - Likes and Dislikes

Advanced Vocabulary for the GRE
affable
affableadjective

diffusing warmth and friendliness

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amiableadjective

diffusing warmth and friendliness

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besottedadjective

*** loving someone or something so much that you do not behave in a sensible way

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detachedadjective

lacking affection or warm feeling

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enamoredadjective

having a strong liking or admiration for something

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palatableadjective

*** pleasant or acceptable to somebody

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partialadjective

being fond of someone or something

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loathadjective

unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom

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torridadjective

characterized by intense emotion

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untowardadjective

contrary to your interests or welfare

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to abhorverb

to detest something, often for moral reasons

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to antagonizeverb

provoke the hostility of

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to enthrallverb

hold spellbound

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to execrateverb

find repugnant

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acrimonynoun

a rough and bitter manner

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alacritynoun

liveliness and eagerness

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anathemanoun

someone or something that is vehemently disliked or disapproved of

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animositynoun

strong hostility, opposition, or anger

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antipathynoun

a strong feeling of aversion, opposition, or dislike

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apathynoun

not enthusiastic about or interested in things in general or in something particular

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jaundicenoun

a rough and bitter manner

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misanthropenoun

someone who detests and avoids others

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penchantnoun

a strong or chronic fondness for something, or a tendency to accomplish something

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philanthropynoun

the activity of helping people, particularly financially

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rapprochementnoun

the reestablishing of cordial relations

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umbragenoun

a feeling of anger caused by being offended

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zealnoun

a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)

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